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Permanent Window Art Exhibition

August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2029

The artwork found in the windows of building 12 and 13 highlight the group of artists who were selected for the 2015 Director’s Collection.

The Workhouse Glass National 2021

October 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - January 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

The Workhouse Arts Center 7th Annual Glass National Competition Reception: January 8th, 2022, 6 – 8 PM The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present the 7th Annual Glass National -- an exhibition highlighting the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural glass artworks being created throughout the country

Syahidah Osman

November 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - January 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

PANDEMIC PHYSIOGNOMY The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Pandemic Physiognomy, a solo exhibition by Syahidah Osman. Syahidah’s work is an intimate peek into the struggles of juggling motherhood, an erratic work demands and her mental commentary on the current social challenges the Western world is facing in contrast with issues being faced by women in Third World countries during the period of 2019 through 2021 amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. Syahidah expresses her thoughts of hope and emotional angst through abstraction of the scenery and maps she views through the road trips and hikes taken in Virginia and the…

Outsider Art Inside Lorton

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - February 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Outsider Art Inside Lorton, a collaboration with the Lucy Burns Museum. The exhibition features the work of inmate “outsider artists” – artists with no formal training or schooling, who often created art using unconventional materials and methods. Some artwork was created in prison sanctioned programs, such as many of the large murals and the Lorton Photography Workshop, while some pieces were created at the artists’ own leisure. For more information on the Workhouse’s prison history, visit the Lucy Burns Museum in building W-2, Fridays and Sundays from noon – 5 PM and…

Recent Drawings by Walter Kravitz

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - February 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The first thing Kravitz considers when beginning a piece is the color, shape, and the canvas as a whole.  The human figure and its movement fascinate him. On a personal and professional level, he often sketches dancers, the ultimate form in motion. His interest in movement is reflected in his work. Many of his installations are mobile, or at least have moving components. His large 2-D works are dynamic and energetic, composed with vivid, urgent line work. As they interact with each other, the figures in his pieces extend a sense of dynamism.

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